Day Care

Tanya Hartman
45 Candleberry Drive
Queensbury, NY 12804
(802) 236-5899
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The Ridge School

Frequently Asked Quesions

The Ridge School

Q: Are you licensed?
A: Yes! We are a NYS licensed family Childcare.

Q: Are teachers trained in first aid and CPR?
A: Yes! All of our staff members, including substitutes are CPR and first aid certified.

Q: How do I enroll in The Ridge Daycare?
A: Enrollment paperwork can be obtained during your visit to our facility or here on the Forms and Applications page.

Q: I love your facility and have encouraged my friends to use your school, too. Do you reward me for my endorsement?
A: Absolutely! As a way of saying "thank you" for your commitment to us we would love to offer you one week of free Childcare!

Our Policies

Q: What time can I drop my child off?
A: Our door opens at 7 am.

Q: What is the latest time that I can pick up my child?
A: Our facility closes at 4:30 pm.

Q: Are meals provided?
A: All necessary meals will be provided to your child during care. We follow the New York State child and adult food program guidelines when providing snacks and meals. Children will receive a balanced breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Children attending morning and afternoon preschool sessions will be provided a snack before going home. (Please note breakfast and lunch will not be provided for these sessions)

Q: Are nap times provided?
A: Yes. Children will be given the opportunity for quiet rest time after lunch. Infants will be able to nap as needed throughout the day.

Q: What activities will be available for my child?
A: Children will have access to a kitchen set, craft tables, blocks, puzzles and other age-specific toys and activities to do during free time. Our playground has swings, slides and outdoor toys, such as cars and sand toys. There will also be parts of the day during which the activities are teacher-led. Examples of teacher-led activities include circle time, story time and art time.

Q: How do you handle discipline in your program?
A: If a child is having a difficult time participating in an activity after a few encouraging reminders have already been given, we would step in to redirect that child to another activity or space to reflect on their actions and have time to settle their body. Safely of all children is a priority. Once the child is settled and calm we would kindly ask them to return to our activity.

Q: What is your sick policy?
A: Our sick policy is written with the best interest of all children -- sick and healthy. We ask that children with a fever of 100 degrees or higher stay at home until the fever is gone for 24 hours. We also request that children stay home if they have vomited or had more than 4 diarrhea stools. If these illnesses occur during the school day, we will call the parent to pick up the child.

Q: What do I do if my child becomes sick at daycare?
A: If a child becomes ill at school, we will make him or her as comfortable as we can until the parent is contacted and is able to pick up the child.